Burke River (New South Wales)

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Wombat Creek[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands
Municipality Wingecarribee
Part of Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment
 - right Little Burke River (New South Wales)
Source Southern Highlands
 - location near Mount Murray
 - elevation 635 m (2,083 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Nepean River
 - location near Yerrinbool
 - elevation 324 m (1,063 ft)
Length 22 km (14 mi)
Reservoir Lake Nepean

The Burke River, a watercourse[1] that is part of the Nepean River catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia.

The Burke River rises on the western slopes of Macquarie Pass, below Mount Murray, and flows generally to the north, before reaching its confluence with the Nepean River, as it is impounded by Lake Nepean. The river descends 312 metres (1,024 ft) over its 22-metre (72 ft) course.[2]

The river flows within the Water Supply Reserve of Greater Sydney.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Burke River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Burke River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 

Coordinates: 34°27′S 150°35′E / 34.450°S 150.583°E / -34.450; 150.583